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Table of contents: July/August 2015

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What’s new
18 / This month
The world of toys, apps & entertainment.

20 / One little thing
Summer sole-stice. Keep feet looking cool on those long summer days.

22/ Celebrations
How to make sweet-and-salty ice cream sandwiches and a fruity BBQ with candy skewers.

Happy & healthy
32 / Bulletin
New products, studies & stats.

35 / Prevention
In control. Here are five moms who (finally!) found birth control they love.

41 / Checkup
Does your kid need a therapist? How to recognize the signs and get the right help when you need it.

46 / Prevention
Drink it in. Dehydration can put a damper on hot summer days. Here’s how to recognize the signs.

48 / Pretty simple
Sun squad. You protect your little ones, but don’t forget about you!

Advice & real life
52 / Quick fixes
How to… apply sunscreen, help your kid memorize her phone number and make a homemade sprinkler.

54 / At our house
Crazy for camp. Carol Toller drags her family to summer camp to relive her glory days.

61 / Behaviour
When your kid’s the bully. Lots of kids test out being mean—even your little angel—but you can stop the behaviour.

66 / The good sport
Picture perfect? All Ian Mendes wants is one perfect photo of his daughters. But, as most parents know, that’s a tall order.

Steps & stages
69 / Pregnancy
You’ll reap many benefits from raising your heart rate through exercise.

70 / Baby
Yes, moms can have a beer at the barbecue, even when nursing.

72 / Toddler
Have patience when teaching toddlers to be polite.

74 / Little kid
Thinking of adding a furry, feathery or scaly animal to the family? Read this first.

76 / Big kid
The importance of giving your big kid more freedom.

Features
79 / Baby gear guide
From strollers to car seats, diaper bags to carriers, we’ve got the newest, most innovative baby gear picks.

91 / Make this your best summer ever
Consider adding these awesome activities, genius tips and unexpected ideas to your bucket list.

98 / Hello, my name is…
Choosing the right name for your baby can be daunting. We’ve interviewed experts and compiled stats to help you select the perfect moniker.

102 / How to help your kids live longer than you
Read about these simple ways to raise healthier kids.

In the kitchen
110 / What’s cookin’?
Food, tools & entertaining.

112 / Meal plan
Let’s go camping! Prep in the kitchen, pack the cooler and do (almost) nothing but enjoy these meals by the light of the fire.

118 / Treats
S’mores cones.

120 / Recipe roundup

Just for you
122 / The debate
Do you let your kids pee outside?